A new free 6 week course 'introduction to horticultural therapy' began on Monday, and the weather was great! Sally and Miranda are pictured here pricking out lettuce and raddish seedlings. Some of the areas expected to be covered on the course include seed sowing, pricking out, potting on, weeding and general garden maintenance - dead heading, watering etc. The next course is expected to start around September. If you, or someone you know experiences physical/metal disability or difficulties and would like to try the course please get in touch via our contact page.
A big 'thank you' to all of you who helped make our first plant sale such a success. Final figures are to be determined, but we took near enough £400, and after costs (printing of banner and leaflets and minimal refreshments costs thanks to generous donations of cakes) we should have added around £350 to our funds!
We'd like to say a huge thanks to the Berkshire branch of Conservation Volunteers, who were brilliant on Thursday 29 May. A team of ten tidied our hedges, weeded our beds, constructed a flat pack raised bed (which came with no screws or instructions!) and built our rockery in the prime spot in front of the pavilion.
This involved mixing 1 ton sand, 1 ton gravel and 1 ton top soil and shifting 1 ton of rocks into position. The new feature will be developed by our Tuesday afternoon group from Young People with Dementia to into what we hope will be an attractive all year round display. Watch this space...